Love After Lockup‘s Michael Simmons‘ November arrest was covered here – but now we have confirmation of another criminal case against him and a criminal warrant active against him. So, what’s Sarah Simmons’ two-time baby daddy accused of doing now?
Love After Lockup: Michael Simmons – Second Arrest in 4 Months
For a while now, Michael Simmons resided in Florida with his new girlfriend, Maria. He was even semi-regularly seeing his two children with Sarah — Aviahna and Rayne. But then it looks like things went off the rails because police arrested him in both July and November 2020.
However, Love After Lockup star Michael’s first arrest this year flew under the radar until now. It was his November charge that we first reported that has fans up in the air. That’s when the court charged him in Florida with one count of third-degree felony neglect of a child.
And Love After Lockup‘s Sarah was quick to confirm that it was not one of her daughters with Michael Simmons when the police cuffed him. That time, Florida police arrested Michael on November 12, but he bonded out the next day and faces court in February. But there’s more.
Sarah Simmons’ Ex Arrested in Summer Too – What was the Charge?
And we’re breaking news of Michael Simmons’ first 2020 run-in with the law that, until now, stayed on the down-low. A few days before Pennsylvania police picked up the Love After Lockup celeb, he posted a selfie at a carnival. Then three days later, police nabbed Michael and slapped him with a host of charges.
The court hit Love After Lockup‘s Michael Simmons with a stiff $100,000 bail, and he had to post 10% through a bondsman, which he did four days after his arrest. The pending charges for this July 2020 arrest include:
- Possession of marijuana (small amount for personal use)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Resisting arrest
- Disregarding traffic lane
- Following too closely
- Careless driving
- Restrictions on alcoholic beverages
- Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
- Receiving stolen property
That is big trouble for Love After Lockup repeat-felon Michael. Why? Because he was due in court on September 2 for an arraignment and didn’t show up. That failure to appear (FTA) triggered a bench warrant on September 8, 2020. And it’s still outstanding. See the charges below.
Florida Police Failed to See Other Warrant for Love After Lockup Star Michael Simmons?
What’s strange in all this is that when Florida police arrested Michael Simmons two months later, they let him bond out and didn’t hand him over to the York County authorities for the outstanding bench warrant. A source close to production told us that Florida failed to run a national search.
And the same Love After Lockup source revealed more tea. The insider said Michael was driving a rental car obtained by a woman he was dating. The source alleged that Michael took off in the car to visit his children with Sarah. Allegedly, Michael kept the rental car for 30 days, and now the gal pal’s in trouble.
The source said that Michael Simmons’ other girlfriend (it’s not Maria) faces a $27,000 charge because the company says the car was so severely damaged when they finally recovered it, that it was totaled. And they also claimed that Love After Lockup producers knew about the vehicle issues but continued to film with Michael. The source said Michael said he wouldn’t film if producers revealed the info on the WEtv show.
For now, Michael continues to evade the law on that September-issued warrant. And he faces court next year on the child endangerment charges. That begs the question of whether Michael Simmons will face a hard time again given his failure to show up for his Pennsylvania court date.
We’ll update you when we have more on this developing story. The court revoked his bail in September. So, if the police stop Michael Simmons and search a national warrants database, he might be back in cuffs soon.
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